Kansas City Chiefs players, coaches safe after Super Bowl parade shooting

Chiefs players and coaches are safe following a Kansas City shooting near Union Station at the end of the team’s Super Bowl parade on Wednesday that left one dead and 10-15 people injured.

“Their players, coaches and staff are all accounted for at this point and are safe,” Kansas City mayor Quinton Lucas said about the Chiefs during a press conference.

The Chiefs released their own statement shortly after, confirming “players, coaches, staff and their families are safe and accounted for.”

WTAE reported that Chiefs wide receiver Justin Watson had relayed to his family that the team and the family members of players inside Union Station were safe. 

The incident took place near a garage west of Union Station and happened as fans had been leaving the Super Bowl rally. 

Stacey Graves, the Kansas City Police Department’s chief of police, said two people are in custody in connection to the shooting.

ABC News reported that three of the victims are in critical condition, five are in serious condition and one suffered non-life-threatening injuries. 

“Praying for Kansas City,” Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes posted on X a little after 4 p.m. ET.

It was a chaotic scene, and social media videos showed police officers and military personnel sprinting into the train station shortly after shots were fired.

“My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by today’s incidents — a huge thank you to the first responders who ran towards the sound of danger. You’re the ones who should be celebrated today,” Chiefs guard Trey Smith wrote on social media

NFL Network’s Jesse Palmer posted video as he and the NFL Network crew on hand for the parade were escorted away from the scene by police after they were told to hide under the stage. 

“My wife and I along with Coach Reid and his family are safe and on a bus headed to Arrowhead,” Chiefs VP of sports medicine and performance Rick Burkholder posted on X. 

“Please join me in prayer for all the victims in this heinous act,” Chiefs linebacker Drue Tranquill posted after the shooting. 

Roughly one million people had been expected to be on hand as the Chiefs celebrated the team’s second consecutive Super Bowl title on Wednesday.

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